The Year in Cheer

You could be forgiven for thinking that 2020 was little more than a slow-motion train wreck broken up into 365 individual units. But if you’re a regular RTBC reader, you know that’s not true. Yes, it was a most difficult year. But it was also a year of problems solved, hopes sustained and seemingly insurmountable challenges met. We reported on literally hundreds of good things that happened this year, from the earth-shaking to the arcane. Here are 112 of the highlights.

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Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

David Byrne has reasons to be cheerful. In fact, he has an entire website called Reasons to be Cheerful. It’s a solutions-based, online magazine of sorts, filled with uplifting success stories that may pull you out of your day-to-day frustrations.

Another reason to be cheerful: David Byrne has taken his most recent tour, “American Utopia,” to Broadway.

On this edition on All Songs Considered, I talk with the Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul, David Byrne about his Broadway show and his remarkable Reasons To Be Cheerful website. We begin our conversation with how he got the idea for this inspiring project.


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